1. Identify the state where the archaeological site of Kotada Bhadli is located?
Gujarat. Recently, a study by Indian and Canadian archaeologists has found that dairy products were being produced by the Harappans as far back as 2500 BCE. The finding reveals the earliest evidence of dairy production. The results of the study are based on molecular chemical analysis of residue in shards of pottery found at the archaeological site of Kotada Bhadli, in Gujarat.
2. Identify the place where Erra Matti Dibbalu a coastal red sediment mound is located?
Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam. Erra Matti Dibbalu is coastal red sediment mounds located between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam. The width of sandy red dunes vary from 200 metres to two kilometres, spread across five kilometres along the coast. Such sand deposits have only been reported from two other low latitude tropical regions in South Asia — the Teri Sands of Tamil Nadu and Red Coastal Sands of Sri Lanka.
3. Identify the place where Keetham lake is located?
Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (Agra). Soor Sarovar is also known as Keetham lake situated within the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, which was declared as a bird sanctuary in the year 1991. This lake is situated alongside river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
4. Identify the place where the Vulture Care Centre (VCC) is established?
Pinjore, Haryana. A Vulture Care Centre (VCC) was set up at Pinjore, Haryana in 2001 to study the cause of deaths of vultures in India. The Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre in Pinjore is the world’s largest facility within the state’s Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary for the breeding and conservation of Indian vulture species.
5. Locate the lake in Maharashtra which was recently declared as Ramsar site?
Lonar lake (Buldhana district). Recently, the Meteor lake at Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharashtra and the Soor Sarovar at Agra have been declared Ramsar sites, a conservation status conferred by International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.